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Table 2 Health-related quality of life SF 36 V2 scores using norm-based scoring (NBS) at various stages of treatment

From: Health-related quality of life of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Yemen: prospective study

Scale Mean score (SD)
Beginning of treatment (n = 80) End of treatment (n = 71) 1 year follow-up (n = 52)
PF* 40.7 (17.9) 59.3 (25.1) 51.5 (25.1)
RP ǂ 16.1 (13.1) 31.1 (24.2) 30.6 (22.9)
BP‴ 21.6 (16.1) 40.9 (23.5) 39.1 (22.6)
GH 28.3 (19.1) 48.5 (24.8) 47.8 (24.5)
VT ˠ 14.55 (8.45) 30.5 (21.3) 30.2 (22.4)
SFz 25.9 (17.6) 46.6 (26.4) 43.7 (24.1)
REʏ 13.7 (13.1) 26.6 (22.6) 26.2 (21.1)
MH 14.7 (11.3) 27.7 (18.7) 27.2 (15.8)
  1. ʜ NBS: Norm-based scores; *PF: Physical functioning; ǂRP: Role-physical; ‴BP: Bodily pain; GH: General health; ˠ VT: Vitality; zSF: Social functioning; ʏRE: Role-emotion; MH: Mental health